Come explore the beautiful outdoors at Turtle Bay’s gardens, museum, and wildlife center.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is located in Redding, California. Attractions include Turtle Bay Museum, Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp, McConnell Arboretum, and Botanical Gardens. Turtle Bay Museum houses exhibits related to the area’s natural and cultural history. It also contains a viewing tank filled with fish, a recreated Native American bark house, and various science displays. Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp is an educational exploration center complete with forestry and wildlife displays, including live animals. You will also see an amphitheater with seasonal animal shows, an aviary and butterfly house, a playground, and exhibits about the timber industries and the railroad at the camp.
The McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens cover 300 acres with undeveloped arboretum space and a botanical garden broken up into different areas. The botanical gardens include various specialty gardens and Mediterranean gardens featuring plants native to the Mediterranean Basin, South Africa, Chile, Australia, and California.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is open daily from 11:20 am - 4 pm. Children three and under are free, senior (age 65+) and child tickets (age 4-15) are $14 per person, and adult tickets (age 16-64) are $18 per person. Present your ticket at the museum front desk for wristbands. For upcoming special events information, check the events calendar on their website.